Re: Defense of Theism pt 1

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 23:42:28 EDT

On 6/21/05, Robert Schneider <> wrote:
> I understand St. Thomas to be arguing that God can do so, not that he has
> done so. So, I'm not sure what you're arguing about, except that maybe
> Gilson's interpretation is incorrect.
> Bob
 Thomas was arguing that you couldn't argue against the eternality of the
Universe philosophically (and a subclass that believe that while in error
were not heretical). So, eternality would not disprove the god of the
philosophers but it would disprove the God of the Bible because the question
is not what could God do but what He did. The part of Gilson's
interpretation that I disagreed with was the part that if you cannot
demonstrate something you cannot know it. I don't believe it and I don't
believe Thomas believed it either. Further, critiquing an argument is not
the same as disagreeing with the conclusions. The same goes with myself and
Glenn. Any minor tweaks I might have should not be interpreted as a
conclusion that what he is doing is not worthwhile. I can already see where
he is going and it is going to be a fun "trip".
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